Fire in Raipur market; 3 shops, godown gutted

NewsDrum Desk
22 Jan 2023

Raipur, Jan 22 (PTI) A fire broke out in a market area in Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur on Sunday morning, gutting three shops and a godown, police said.

No person was reported to be injured in the blaze which erupted at around 5.30 am near Phool Chowk area, Moudhapura police station house officer Nitesh Thakur said.

A wedding cards shop, an electronic gadgets outlet, another shop and a godown were gutted in the fire, he said.

After being alerted, police along with firefighters rushed to the spot, the official said.

Four fire tenders were deployed and efforts were still on to douse the blaze, he said.

A preliminary investigation suggested short-circuit as the possible cause of the fire, the official said. The exact cause of the blaze would be ascertained after a probe into the incident, he added. PTI COR GK GK

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